The Road to Freedom ADA Bus Tour with Tom Olin is boycotting the September 17 scheduled stop in Lansing, Michigan for the 25th ADA celebration hosted by Disability Network Michigan. Two days ago we learned Peckham Industries was a primary funder of the Lansing ADA celebration so we hit the brakes and pulled a U-turn. Peckham is a key Source America contactor who makes billions off of employing people with intellectual disabilities and paying less than minimum wage. (Their “employees” could be placed in competitive employment and paid at least minimum wage). The federal Department of the Treasury is investigating them for fraud.
The Road to Freedom Bus Tour needs funding to get to Lansing for the demonstration against Peckham and Source America.
A key objective of the Road to Freedom Bus Tour is to support local disability rights groups speaking for consumer choice and work that strengthens the disability movement.
We need $1500 to bring the ADA Bus to Lansing on September 17, 2015 for the counter demonstration.
Tom Olin is on his third tour of the United States (2007, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016) On all three tours, we have found that the Road to Freedom bus is a media magnet, especially when preceded by inclusion in a press release. (Tom has been documenting the disability movement since 1985.)
Please help us raise the $1500 for travel to and from Lansing (includes RV park, fuel, oil, and small repairs fee.)
Donations can be made to the following 501 (C) (3) fiscal agent for the Road to Freedom Bus Tour. 100% of donations go to keeping the ADA bus on the road.
Disability Rights Center
PO Box 313
Rhododendron, OR 97049
DRC Tax ID 52-1069959
More information:The Road to Freedom Tour
Link to donation page: https://disabilityrightscenter.wordpress.com/donations/